TURKISH AMBASSADOR ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: "EVENTS OF 1915 CAN BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY"
Oct 30 2007
"The 1915 events can be treated differently," Turkey’s Ambassador to
the Russian Federation Kurtulus Taskent said during a news conference
in Moscow today, a REGNUM correspondent reports.
"In 2005, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed to Armenian
President Robert Kocharyan to examine our archives related to the
events in order to establish the reason once and for all, but no answer
from Kocharyan has been received until now," the Turkish ambassador
to Russia announced.
It is worth mentioning, Armenian President Robert Kocharyan did
reply to the address of the Turkish prime minister, in which
he once again reminded on Armenia’s position. In particular,
Kocharyan proposed to the Turkish side to establish the diplomatic
relations without preconditions and called ineffective to found a
commission of historians, because "the fact of the Armenian Genocide
is self-evident." The letter was sent by the Armenian president to
the Turkish prime minister on April 26, 2005.